The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 81 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing VB 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.63% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.61% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£344 £256 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £181 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £331 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
515 435 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.08% 39.30% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 280 270
Average daily rate £338 £336 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
3 12 (54.55%) Oracle
3 12 (54.55%) VB6
4 8 (36.36%) VBScript
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) OO
6 5 (22.73%) VBA
6 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.64%) Business Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Retail
8 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) MS Access
8 3 (13.64%) MS Office
8 3 (13.64%) BPR
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
9 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (9.09%) Back Office
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.64%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) VB6 Developer
2 8 (36.36%) VB Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) VB Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
3 1 (4.55%) LINQ
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) OO
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) BPR
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.55%) OOD
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) VB6
3 8 (36.36%) VBScript
4 5 (22.73%) VBA
4 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 5 (22.73%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP